A few weeks ago there were reports that everyone’s favorite Dothraki was set to play Drax the Destroyer in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. However, Jason Momoa wasn’t happy with Marvel’s ceremonial offerings and passed on the part, vowing to burn the studio to the ground with the help of his bloodriders. Seems extreme but y’know, those people.
Marvel’s challenge from there was to find a well-known ripped dude who would accept their offer. Enter former WWE and MMA fighter Dave Bautista. He has accepted the role of Drax, a human turned green brute created to hunt down and kill Thanos, the purple villain who appeared at the end of The Avengers. He joins the previously cast Chris Pratt, who will play the charismatic team leader Peter Quill aka Star Lord. Casting is still underway for the talking tree and raccoon. (THR)